Download e-book for iPad: Honest Faith for Our Time: Truth-telling about the Bible, by J. Harold Ellens

By J. Harold Ellens

This quantity is a biblical theological critique of the Apostles' Creed and a improvement of the function of the Holy Spirit within the church, the realm, and the non-public event of Christian religion. It addresses the creed as a historical record, an artifact of early Christian theological improvement, and a long-standing consultant for the shape and content material of that religion culture. This booklet is an appreciation of the Apostles' Creed by way of its power pastoral impact within the church. it's also a feedback of elements of the creed which are unbiblical and crafted for political or extraneous theological purposes via the bishops of the traditional ecumenical councils.

"Ellens has given us a e-book filled with divine proposal. i will in simple terms view it as a brand new construction caused via the paintings of the Holy Spirit at a profoundly the most important time! it's going to set humans of religion unfastened, in addition to carry to religion many others who've felt it incongruous to strategy a really current God with an historical attitude. analyzing it's been a really enjoyable and non secular event. Ellens is to be thanked and congratulated in this amazing paintings, for you to definitely gentle the fires of clever discussion."
--Virginia Ingram
Graduate of the Sydney collage of Divinity, Sydney, Australia

"J. Harold Ellens is the coed to contemplate questions difficult Christians: Did Christianity devolve from its Jewish origins to the Greek-oriented Councils [no Jews have been current] that all started in Nicea (325)? If the Holy Spirit was once guiding the selections of the Greeks then why was once Arius (256-336) venerated after which dishonored? used to be Sir Isaac Newton right to assert that Christianity misplaced its method within the fourth century? Is the Apostles' Creed pastorally healing? Did Creeds exchange Bible? Are we in truth attracted to the reality approximately our Bible, Creeds, and Church? fantastically conceived and written; hugely recommended."
--J. H. Charlesworth
George L. Collord Professor of recent testomony Language and Literature
Princeton Theological Seminary

"A retired naval officer, J. Harold Ellens understands all approximately being in turbulent seas and the chance of sinking under the skin. No ask yourself, then, that he has written an account of his own non secular quest for stable floor, and that this quest has resulted in a profound appreciation for the quiet, unobtrusive facts of God's benevolent windfall. His pro reflections at the Apostle's Creed and the Bible exhibit a masterful theologian at paintings, yet his own tales and anecdotes make those reflections obtainable to readers who're themselves suffering to discover good flooring or to discover a great way to percentage their discovery with others. a very plausible account of 1 man's look for a reliable faith."
--Donald Capps
Professor of Pastoral Psychology, Emeritus
Princeton Theological Seminary

J. Harold Ellens is a retired college professor, Presbyterian theologian, and pastor. He has served as a usa military chaplain (colonel) and has labored as a medical psychotherapist. he's the administrative Director Emeritus of the Christian organization for mental reviews, and the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief emeritus of the magazine of Psychology and Christianity. His various books comprise Miracles (2008) and The therapeutic energy of Spirituality (2010). for additional info, you could stopover at Dr. Ellens' web site at

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The Gospel of Matthew in Current Study: Studies in Memory of - download pdf or read online

By Mr. David E. Aune

nice students right here discover the pastoral and educational facets of the examine of Matthew's Gospel. equipped at the better of present study, those chapters disguise a various diversity of vital themes as well as highlighting the issues of confrontation that proceed to stimulate scholarship within the box. / released in reminiscence of William G. Thompson, S. J.,The Gospel of Matthew in present research isn't just a becoming tribute to Thompson's lifelong curiosity within the First Gospel yet can also be an outstanding creation to modern Matthean reviews with nice strength as a school room resource.

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Read e-book online Matthew 1-28 MacArthur New Testament Commentary Four Volume PDF

By John MacArthur

This package contains the full four-volume set of the Gospel of Matthew from the MacArthur New testomony statement series: Matthew 1-7, Matthew 8-15, Matthew 16-23, and Matthew 24-28.

The MacArthur New testomony Commentary sequence keeps to be one of modern top-selling remark sequence. those commmentaries from famous preacher and Bible student John MacArthur take readers on a trip throughout the Gospel of Matthew to become aware of what lies underneath the outside, targeting that means and context, after which reflecting at the explored passage or inspiration. He additionally makes a speciality of the most important doctrines and the way they relate to the full of Scripture.With probing questions that consultant the reader towards program, in addition to considerable house for journaling, these commentaries are valuable instruments for Bible scholars of every age.

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Download e-book for iPad: A Conclusion Unhindered: A Study of the Ending of Acts by Troy M. Troftgruben

By Troy M. Troftgruben

whereas the finishing of Acts has been a subject of intrigue for hundreds of years, hardly has a examine addressed the subject in a manner that unites either a methodical concentrate on narrative closure and an acute information of old literature. As such, Troy M. Troftgruben's research fills a longstanding desire in Acts scholarship, that allows you to make sure how the finishing functioned between historic readers and historical literature.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Bible: There is Power in Seeing What You May Have Missed by Thomas Vosburgh

By Thomas Vosburgh

Unbelievers and skeptics alike will locate during this publication compelling info and encouraging insights that might let them to overwhelm their doubts and declare the religion for themselves.

The Rev. Dr. R. Thomas Vosburgh involves the research of the Bible with studies of religion that tell his in depth educational research of the scriptures and unearths solutions to a few of the dilemmas that experience grew to become off unbelievers and tripped up searchers of faith.
Whatever your Christian historical past or doctrine you can find clean examine your religion will unencumber the Holy Spirit to notify, energize, and encourage you too, in addition to refresh and empower your witness.

by means of exposing deceptive clichés and reading typically believed principles you'll be challenged to develop on your religion while you're a Christian. it is going to ship you again to the Bibl e for a re-examination Dr. Vosburgh does not strength you to work out issues his method. actually, he's keen to hear any insights you might have that range from what he sees. He in basic terms asks that you simply process those matters with an open brain and do a cautious in-depth evaluate of what the scriptures say.

Dr. Vosburgh is an ordained pastor with a doctoral measure from San Francisco Theological Seminary. additionally, he was once a inventory dealer for 25 years. He triumph over paralysis from the neck down in 1987, so he understands easy methods to observe the religion to existence. within the Seventies he additionally hosted a tv exhibit for the neighborhood Council of church buildings on NBC referred to as , "Joy to The World."

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Foundations for Sociorhetorical Exploration: A Rhetoric of - download pdf or read online

By Vernon K. Robbins,Robert H. von Thaden Jr.,Bart B. Bruehler

Engaging assets for realizing the significance of our bodies and areas in generating and reading persuasive language

This quantity collects essays that characterize highbrow milestones which are informing sociorhetorical interpretation through the twenty-first century. The essays are prepared into 5 elements: (1) Topos; (2) Cultural Geography and significant Spatiality; (3) Rhetorolects and Conceptual mixing; (4) Rhetography; and (5) Rhetorical Force.


  • Tools for integrating a number of techniques to biblical interpretation
  • Resources that emphasize the significance of language that activates psychological photographs in potent rhetoric
  • Essays from classicists, rhetoricians, and biblical scholars

Vernon ok. Robbins is Professor of recent testomony and Comparative Sacred Texts within the division and Graduate department of faith at Emory college. He introduced sociorhetorical interpretation in New testomony reviews with Jesus the Teacher (1984).

Robert H. von Thaden Jr. is the chair of non secular reviews at Mercyhurst college. he's the writer of Sex, Christ, and Embodied Cognition: Paul's knowledge for Corinth (Deo, 2012) and various essays and articles.

Bart B. Bruehler is affiliate Professor of latest testomony within the collage of grownup reports at Indiana Wesleyan collage and the chair of the college Scholarship Council. he's the writer of A Public and Political Christ (Wipf & Stock).

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Journal of a Mad Man: The Wisdom of Ecclesiastes - download pdf or read online

By Derrick McCarson,Dennis Thurman

what's the which means of lifestyles? The query has been requested by means of the brightest philosophical minds for hundreds of years. nonetheless to at the present time solutions range significantly counting on the worldview. Solomon, the wisest king in Israel's background, set all his energies to look for the last word that means of lifestyles less than the sunlight. His conclusions could surprise and shock you--vanity, chasing after the wind, absurdity, vanishing smoke. Are those the musings of a genius or of a mad guy?
If you're looking for a candy-coated appraisal of existence then move forward and positioned this booklet down. in spite of the fact that, when you are trying to find a no-frills, brutally sincere, ragged-edged evaluate of truth, you then have came upon an vital quantity.

In Journal of a Mad Man, pastor and writer Derrick McCarson will conscientiously advisor readers verse by means of verse via Solomon's meditations recorded within the outdated testomony booklet of wisdom--Ecclesiastes. not just will readers try to plumb the depths of a few of mankind's such a lot vexing questions, yet they are going to additionally observe Solomon's secrets and techniques for clever residing in a warped world.

Derrick McCarson is the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Candler, North Carolina. He has an MA in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, North Carolina. His sermons are available on-line at McCarson is the writer of ,Origins: An In-Depth research of Genesis 1-11, and ,Living within the gentle: An Exposition of the Letters of John,.

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Download e-book for kindle: A Common Written Greek Source for Mark and Thomas (Studies by John Horman

By John Horman

This booklet uncovers an early number of sayings, known as N, which are ascribed to Jesus and are just like these present in the Gospel of Thomas and in Q, a rfile believed to be a typical resource, with Mark, for Matthew and Luke. within the technique, the e-book sheds gentle at the literary equipment of Mark and Thomas. A literary comparability of the texts of the sayings of Jesus that seem in either Mark and Thomas indicates that every tailored an previous assortment for his personal objective. Neither Mark nor Thomas always supplies the unique or earliest type of the shared sayings; therefore, Horman states, every one used and tailored an previous resource. shut verbal parallels among the models in Mark and Thomas convey that the resource was once written in Greek. Horman’s end is this universal resource is N.

This idea is new, and has implications for all times of Jesus examine. past examine on sayings attributed to Jesus has taken care of Thomas in a single of 2 methods: both as an self reliant move of Jesus sayings written with no wisdom of the recent testomony Gospels and or as a later piece of pseudo-Scripture that makes use of the hot testomony as resource. This ebook rejects either perspectives.

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New PDF release: The Apocalypse Of Baruch And The Assumption Of Moses

By R.A. Gilbert,R.H. Charles,William John Ferrar

It is not any longer information that the texts that grew to become the respectable Bible excluded apocryphal books, in lots of instances simply because they did not serve the worldview of the ruling sessions. Early within the twentieth century, R.H. Charles translated and edited a sequence of those texts. In 2003, we released The booklet of Enoch, apocrypha describing the hierarchy of angels and demons. Now we're happy to put up this crucial end-times text.

Writing on the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 advert, Baruch converses without delay with God in a sequence of visions. the autumn of Jerusalem is given as a part of a bigger end-of-the-world state of affairs. Baruch then gets prophecy: classes of sunshine and darkness shall come, symbolized by means of rains vibrant and black, similar to alternating instances while humanity lives in peace and concord, then darkish sessions whilst evil reigns. Of specific notice is the apocalypse while the Messiah seems back on the earth. This exchange story of the apocalypse evokes wish -- evil is punished, condemned to hell and eliminate the earth, whereas these "left in the back of" are literally the righteous who will take pleasure in, actually, heaven in the world. evidently a differing view from the presently in-vogue notion of "rapture."

Also incorporated during this variation is "The Assumption of Moses," an apocryphal fragment famous to have prompted different descriptions of the apocalypse incorporated within the Bible.

"For on the heights of the realm they shall dwell,
And they will probably be made similar to unto the angels,
And be made equivalent to the stars,
And they will probably be become each shape they desire,
From good looks into loveliness,
And from that mild into the splendour of glory."

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